Mary Bohman is the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
In that role, Dr. Bohman works to enhance and expand the agency's statistical programs and their impact and helps shape its highest priority research projects.
Dr. Bohman joined BEA as Deputy Director in March 2019 and added the role of Acting Director in March 2020, at the departure of the previous Director. She led in an acting capacity from the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring on-time delivery of BEA’s statistics while overseeing the development of new statistics, including rapid data to help understand the effects of the pandemic and recovery programs. Dr. Bohman served as Acting Director until December 2022, when Director Vipin Arora was named.
Before joining BEA, Dr. Bohman served more than 20 years with the Department of Agriculture in numerous positions, leaving her mark on research involving international trade, farm competitiveness, and data-driven policymaking.
At the Agriculture Department, Dr. Bohman was the Administrator of USDA's Economic Research Service, where over a seven-year period she led initiatives to strengthen the quality of the agency's research and statistics, increase accountability through the development of metrics, and boost employee engagement through improved communications.
She was named a Fellow of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, the group’s most prestigious honor, in recognition for her outstanding contributions to the agricultural economics profession.
Dr. Bohman received a doctorate from the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of California, Davis, and earned a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.